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Marie is 22 years old and married with 2 children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy bags of flour, sugar, oil, tongs, a spoon and plastic bag. In the future, Marie hopes to extend her business. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.

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About SPBD

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Marie to buy bags of flour, sugar, vegetable oil, tongs and a spoon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013